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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos, on this friday, april 16th. we have breaking news. thousands more planes grounded around the globe, as the cloud of volcanic ash grows and spreads. the biggest flight disruption since 9/11. and it may be just the beginning. also, new details about the man who is accused of holding jaycee dugard captive for 18 years. he says he wants the right to contact her and her daughters. we'll tell you what the judge says. and new warnering about instant ads online. marketers are targeting you moments after you logon. we'll tell you how to protect your privacy. and the lakers fan with a big heart. he inspires so many. but today, we surprise him with the star who inspires him.
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i have been looking forward to that story all week. >> we've been hearing. oh, my. we all need a little something to feel good about, especially if you're stuck in an airport. much of the world is a huge no-fly zone, thanks to that eruption of volcano in iceland. and a cloud of ash over 900 miles. half of all flights between north america and europe will affected today. maybe stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers on six continents. >> it's giving a new definition to gridlock. britain has shut down its air space. london's heathrow airport, is one of the busiest in the world. france called 20 airports. as well as the main hub, charles de gaulle, in paris. and that cloud grew overnight. air space is closed over denmark, norway, sweden,
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finland, belgium, and parts of gemini. >> it's astounding to see. but the crisis could impact president obama's weekend. he is scheduled to fly to poland, as well as other world leaders, for the funeral of the polish president. >> they haven't postponed it yet. but they might have to postpone the funeral. we have several reports this morning. neal karlinsky. and john nance will tell us why this is dangerous and disruptive. but we begin with nick watt at heathrow. nick? >> reporter: good morning, george. and welcome to the epicenter of this problem. heathrow airport, the second-busiest airport in the world, after atlanta. it's been closed now for 24 hours and counting. and with every hour that passes, the backup, the gridlock, gets worse. and the chaos just keeps on spreading. nearly 200 flights from the u.s., scheduled to land in europe this morning. just never took off. 25 french airports are shut down. poland just closed its airspace,
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adding to the growing no-fly zone, and jeopardizing the president's funeral sunday. >> what if they crash in the ocean? you're dead. no more vacations for you. >> reporter: the worst travel chaos since 9/11. hundreds of thousands are stranded all across the globe, from sydney to seattle. vacations, business trips, homecomings, on indefinite hold. >> we were supposed to get on the 7:05 plane to paris. and obviously, we're not going. >> a little girl had to cancel her birthday party. a bit sad, actually. >> we're hoping to get into frankfurt in germany. and our status is, we don't know. >> reporter: this pair is trying to go on honeymoon. >> we might get a full refund and be able to rebook. but because it's an act of god, we don't know. >> reporter: stranded passengers can rebook. but dependent on availability. and there ain't going to be much of that. today, get this, 17,000 flights in europe will be canceled.
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remember the norwegian prime minister stranded in new york? no biggie. he's running the country, from his ipad. ♪ sorry for yourself >> reporter: there is stoicism in the face of this act of god. >> we booked this a year ago. we're not backing out now. >> it's okay. >> listen, life is short. we're going to have fun anyway it turns out. >> reporter: life may be short. but this wait may be very, very long. now, some glimers of hope. a plane has taken off from scotland. and the irish are opening their airspace. but authorities say nothing is going to take off or land from heathrow, until the earliest, 1:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. on a personal note, my weekend trip to madrid, that isn't going to happen. >> oh. we're just devastated to hear. that's breaking news. all right, nick. thank you.
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i've got to tell you. it's so eerie to hear how quiet is it at heathrow. there's no accurate read on when air travel will return to normal because scientists in iceland say the volcano is still erupting. neal karlinsky is at the volcano in southern iceland. neal? >> reporter: robin, good morning from the cold and blustery iceland, despite the fact that much of europe is grounded. we were able to fly in overnight, coming through the west, through a gap of the ash cloud that's blowing mostly the other direction. the volcano is obscured by the clouds. it's through the mountains, just behind me there. and it's throwing off huge chunks from a glacier that it's melting. we've got one here. look at this. look at this huge ice cube. it is thousanding off thousands and thousands of cubes like this one. and you can see, it's littered this area behind me. and actually flooded this river through here, which has flooded
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much of this valley here, filled with a great many farms. there's a lot of farmland here. and beyond here, the impact is even worse. the crater is just a mile and a half wide. but it's wreaking havoc on an area now over 1,200 miles. with an ash cloud so massive, it can be seen from space. on the ground, the melting glacier has triggered flash floods. and thick swirls of ash cover homes and cars. and the volcano shows little sign of letting up. >> this could potentially be a problem from weeks to even months. >> the last time it erupted in 1821, it lasted for over a year. and triggered another eruption at a yeesh volcano, called katla. so far, katla remains dormant. but this volcano has created plenty of damage on its own. the volcano is covered by a glacier. and that, volcanologists say can
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cause a problem. >> in this case, we have magma interacting with glacial melt water, quite explosively, which lifts the ash to great heights. >> reporter: winds over iceland were in just the right place to carry that ash over europe. a torrent of particles two millimeters thick. but these tiny hot pieces of rock and sand, taken together and suck into a jet engine can melt, causing the engine to fail. in 1982, a british airways flight lost all four engines after diving into ash. but got its power back, by diving into a lower altitude. and mt. redoubt damaged a 747. but it also landed safely. >> pilots have a difficult time detecting it. you can see the high concentrations with your eye. but by the time you get to the high concentrations, you've already flown through too much
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of it. >> reporter: so, this is about as close as you can actually get to the volcano right now. and the bridge we're standing along right here has been shut down. and just on the other side of that bridge, it's only emergency vehicles that you see going through here. just on the other side, authorities have carved out a huge portion of the road to try to let some of this river flow through to alleviate some of the pressure because the glacier is throwing off huge chunks of ice i've been showing you. you can see more of them over here. and it's creating a lot of problems. they're hoping cutting part of the road out will let off some of the pressure. and alleviate some of the flooding problems. the volcanologists, the scientists studying this thing, have sensors up on the volcano there. they're studying it and monitoring it right now. on guard for any possible future eruptions, later today or ongoing throughout the next many weeks. robin? >> yeah. it could last for many weeks. neal, we know the problems the ash is causing across the globe.
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but what about right there in iceland? what's the situation? >> reporter: it's interesting. right here, at the base of the volcano, farmlands and small towns have been affected. but the majority of the population of this country lives about two hours to the north. and they are not affected. the ash is actually blowing the other direction, causing all those problems for europe. but for them, life is going on as normal. >> all right, neal karlinsky, in iceland. thanks so much. joining us now is our aviation contributor, john nance. john, you're joining us live from new orleans. we heard in neal's report, a small amount of ash dangerous for aircraft. just tell us exactly why that is. >> robin, it would be hard to overstate, in terms of danger to an aircraft, especially a jet aircraft. the first thing that's going to happen if you encounter this, even if you can't see it. it's going to start sandblasting your wind screen. and making it, if it goes too long, opaque, where you can't go forward.
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that's a big problem if you're trying to land an airplane. and secondly, it gets in all of the engines. if you have four out there, you can end up with four engines failing simultaneously. and if you're out over the water, that's not the best place to be. it's going to be very difficult to get them restarted. >> continue. >> what happens is, this stuff gets into the -- it sandblasts and grinds down the blades in the front part of the engine, called the come prpresser. and the engines can't run. >> we have the viewers calling and asking, if you know exactly where the cloud is, why can't pilots navigate around it some kind of way. over it or under it. is it too massive or unpredictable with the wind? >> we don't have the technology to know where it is exactly. when we're looking at it, the heavy concentrations are not only deadly, they're five-times deadly. you can fly through a lot of
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this and destructive portions of it without seeing it. and the radar is not sufficiently reliable, even radar on the ground, to tell us where the particles are. the only way to handle this is avoid it. >> we heard from one pilot many years ago, didn't realize what it was. and was flying through it. and was thankfully able to restart the engines. is it possible that with the ash that keeps going in the direction that it is, that it could disrupt domestic flights here in the u.s.? >> indirectly, it's doing that in fleet planning back and forth. i can't overstate that, either, in terms of the economic impact of this. especially if it continues going on and off for a long time. this stuff will go all over the world. but by the time it goes to the west coast of the united states, it's pretty well fallen out. >> besides the grounding of flights at 9/11, have you ever seen this in aviation history? >> this is unprecedented. we've seen mt. redoubt up in alaska, kind of my part of the country, disruptions that have
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shut alaska airlines down and other traffic coming in and out. but we've never seen it on a scale like this, where it has hit a tremendous beehive of daily activity. europe is exploding in air traffic. not only international, going across the pond. but locally. >> when we see the number of flights and airlines that are cancelling flights, something that you often say to us. pack a lot of patience if you're traveling this weekend. it is a tough one there. have a good weekend, john. >> thanks, robin. you, too, george. >> one volcano in iceland can transform the entire world. we're going to turn to politics now. and president obama, as he's gearing up for the next political battle how to regulate the banks. first, the president made some big news late last night, that could make a big difference to gays and lesbians in this country. >> reporter: that's exactly right, george. president obama issued a presidential memorandum that
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would require all hospitals that take medicare and medicaid money, which is basically most hospitals, to have them recognize any patient's designated partner. it could be a same-sex partner. it could be an opposite sex long-time companion. is supposed to be given the right to make informed medical decisions, regarding the patient's care. that could make a big difference for gays and lesbians in this country. >> once it's implemented. let's turn to financial reform. likely to hit the floor of the senate next week. you saw senator bob corker, republican, here on "gma" yesterday, saying he would be stunned if there wasn't a bipartisan agreement. is that the feeling at the white house, as well? >> reporter: they feel like they have the winning hand here, as opposed to the health care battle, where they felt that the public relations battle was on the side of the republicans and their talking points. they feel they have the stronger hand when it comes to regulatory
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reform. as of now, as of this morning, the republicans have not been able to coalesce all 41 behind blocking this coming to the floor. susan collins from maine, a senator there, has not yet been willing to sign off on that. as of now, democrats feel like they have a pretty strong hand. you'll hear the president talk about it later today. and in his address on saturday. and throughout next week. >> and finally, jake. we're going to get into all of the politics on "the roundtable" this weekend. but you also have a special guest. >> that's right. former president bill clinton is our exclusive this sunday. he'll talk about the work he's doing in haiti and with the clinton global initiative down there. in the university of miami he's having a big forum. and of course, we're going to talk about all the political talk in washington, about health care. about whether or not his wife would make a good supreme court justice. about the level of discourse in america these days. we have no shortage of topics to talk about this weekend. >> jake, i believe he believes his wife would make a good
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supreme court justice. that's a pretty safe bet. thanks a lot. >> reporter: i think you're right. juju's here with the rest of the morning's news. >> spoken like a good husband. we have more news out of washington. it's the line for long-term unemployed. lawmakers have put aside their differences and extended unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of people through the end of may. people who missed out, can now reapply for retroactive benefits. people in parts of utah, idaho and wyoming were jolted by a rare earthquake last night. it registered about 4.9 and lasted about 20 seconds. it's the biggest quake there in nearly 20 years. meantime in china, the desperate rescue effort continues this morning. crews pulled this young girl and her mother from beneath a pile of concrete. the death toll from wednesday's massive quake is approaching 800. thousands of tents are arriving today to shelter the survivors. well, the little boy sent back to russia alone on a plane by the tennessee woman who adopted him is celebrating his
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birthday today, in a moscow hospital. artyem, known as justin, is now 8 years old. russian officials say he will soon be placed in a russian foster family. and new developments this morning in the california kidnapping ordeal that dragged on for nearly two decades. as evidence mounts against jaycee dugard's accused captor and his wife, they appear before a judge thursday. and there was at least one big surprise. here's mike von fremd. >> reporter: prosecutors say they have overwhelming evidence to convict phillip garrido, of holding and keeping jaycee dugard captive in deplorable conditions for 18 years. now that she is free, jaycee refuses to speak to the man accused of kidnapping her. the judge denied requests by garrido's defense attorneys to
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interview jay di and her two children. phillip garrido is accused of fathering the two girls, while he held jaycee in captivity. garrido and his wife, nancy, both face felony kidnapping charges. since their arrest last august, the couple has been held in separate jail cells. the judge forbid them to see each other in jail. the district attorney surprised the court when he indicated to the judge that nancy garrido may be a victim, as well. telling the court, he has evidence she may have been under the control of her husband. >> she loved him so much. there's no evidence of physical abuse or threats. she just went along with what he wanted to do. >> reporter: preliminary hearings are scheduled to begin in october. and jaycee dugard has said she will take the stand and testify against the man accused of taking her captive. for "good morning america," mike von fremd, abc news, los angeles. and finally, most of us can
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walk and chew gum at the same time, right? apparently that's where it stops. scientists say brains are wired to do two activities. add a third, and things get muddled. the additional tasks have nowhere to go. >> oh. so, that's it. >> i'm the one that bumps into the wall with a pda and walking. >> as you're chewing gum. >> that gets us off the hook. >> thank you, juju. we knew sam was a little too happy yesterday. got an early jump to his weekend. jeff smith of wabc is here with us this morning. >> we have a couple trouble spots across the country today. one of them in texas. we're looking for two to four inches of rain in austin, dallas, midland. some could get five inches in localized thunderstorms. speak of thunderstorms, another trouble spot, cincinnati, columbus, over to pittsburgh and state college. maybe a severe weather threat. and you'll be in trouble if you don't have a winter jacket in
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boston. 42 there. but shorts and t-shirts in washington, d.c. "good morning, maryland," i'm meteorologist justin berk. we've got clouds and temperatures fight their way back up to 81 degrees. it will come with a strong breeze that kicks in up to 20 to 25 miles per hour. the next weather system will be coming in by this evening with showers and maybe a thunderstorm that'll take us through the overnight and perhaps an early morning shower on saturday. we're left with variable clouds and cooler winds. 55 to 60 on sunday.
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back to near normal early next week. and we'll talk about a very cool weekend in parts of the country, coming up next half hour. robin, george, over to you. >> jeff, you're a great guest. you gave me good weather in washington this weekend. >> and a long week for you from russia. i know you're looking forward to going home. coming up, the king of divorce battles. larry king and his estranged wife. is the battle just beginning? paperclip mountain. looks like somebody needs a comfort inn. hi, reservation for the carter family. uh, yes, your room is ready. free high-speed internet. relaxing pool. cozy beds. and free breakfast with hot waffles. need to relax after a long day of vacation? comfort inn. now stay two separate times with comfort inn... or any choice hotel and earn a free night. book at
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we have the latest in traffic this morning. a lot of headaches we've been dealing with. the pennington avenue draw bridge. this incident has been going on all morning. a tanker truck earlier in the day is still a situation that we've got. a tennington avenue draw bridge closed between ordinance and
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chemical road. also, a crash in stevensonville, both directions of route 8. that's roman coke road south of 301. 95 southbound before key highway and 95 south bound at the fort mchenry tunnel. 695 and harford road is jammed up all the way to the 83 so you want to be on the lookout for that. your drive times will look like this, this morning. we've got some serious delays to deal with. 695 the outer loop not looking too bad, though. 83 southbound shawon road and 83 southbound to 695 to northern parkway five minutes. justin has better news. >> with the benefit of clouds that rolled in overnight, at 7:25, looking at clouds cutting down on the isen glare. it's starting to ease up. this is a very mild 60 degrees. light jacket if anything this morning. 55 officially in baltimore. and we've got temperatures from
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the mid-50s to the mid-60s north and west of the city. we've had clouds roll through, sprinkles on the north side. if anything reaches the ground it would be brief, short lived and passing on through. and yes, more sunshine to preveil. the forecast model indicating there could be a sprinkle this afternoon. most of the rain holds off until this evening. this is 6:00 p.m. the line of showers and thorpes into the mountains will likely stay to our north in terms of all of the intense activity. there could be a rumble of thunder and showers to take us through this evening. this is close to midnight and passing to the south by daybreak. we're left with variable clouds that will usher in a much cooler wind. enjoy today, the summer preview. most of the showers this evening and overnight could be a rumble of thunder. we dropped to 50s. temperatures at 62 for the thermometer falling even lower on sunday. we'll be back in just a moment with the latest news update.
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all right. breaking news here this morning. a gasoline tanker has crashed. let's take you right now to the scene live with abc 2 news linda so at the curtis bay draw bridge that's been affected. good morning, linda. >> reporter: hey, jim may. we also know it as the pennington avenue bridge. see the blinking lights? that's where the accident happened. it involved a tanker truck and utility truck. we're told the utility truck crossed the center line and hit the tanker. both drivers were able to get out safely. they were taken to shock trauma. luckily, the tanker was empty so we're not dealing with a spill here but hazmat crews have been brought in just in case. that's the department of the environment brought in just in case to make sure no hazardous materials made it onto the bridge. this will not be an easy or fast cleanup. it will take a few hours to remove the truck. we're told they have to bring
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in a crane to get the tanker off the bridge. meantime, traffic is being detoured. you will probably want to avoid the area at the corner of pennington avenue and ordinance road. all of the trucks and cars coming through have been detoured onto ordinance road. this will take a few hours to clean up so you want to avoid this area. for now, that's the late interest here. back to you. we'll have another update for new about an hour. stay with abc 2 news for further development on this story. ♪ vo: we're the american cancer society. vo: help create a world with more birthdays at
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that is the scene in iceland this morning. now, it doesn't look all that dangerous. but it is wreaking havoc across the globe. that volcano in iceland. that camera we have there is about 20 miles away from the volcano. causing so much trouble around the world. this morning, thousands of planes stranded for another day. stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers in six continents, as that cloud of volcanic ash keeps growing. spreading all over western europe. closing airports. it's not over yet. >> it lett's throw up a list of all of the airlines affected by what you are seeing right there. the number of cancellations already. and the numbers continue to grow. boy, if you are headed somewhere
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this weekend. now, we know nick watt is not headed to madrid. his flight is canceled. but tgif. good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. also this morning, new warnings from those online pop-up ads. marketers are targeting you as soon as you logon. we'll show you how to protect your privacy. also this morning, an emotional case sparking a huge debate for the rights of unwed fathers. we'll talk about the father whose daughter was put up for adoption without his knowledge. first, the latest on larry king's marriage woes. one day after he and his wife filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, tmz caught them give n a friendly hug. will that make divorce court more contentious? andrea canning has more. >> reporter: larry king is staying quiet about his divorce from wife number seven, shawn southwick. even subbing out of hosting job
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last night. but his personal life has become the talk of tv talk. >> how is it possible that larry king has as many wives as the octomom has babies. >> reporter: it could shape up to be a nasty hollywood divorce battle. >> you have two, strong egos that raced to file divorce papers before each other. there's two, small children. and there's allegations of infidelity from both sides. there's millions and millions of dollars of fortune here. >> reporter: king's attorney confirmed to abc news, the couple had no renup, which could end up for a big payday for southwick. king's worth could be $56 million. king is accused of cheating on his wife with her sister. something the sister denies. southwick is facing allegations she was with their son's baseball coach, seen here on tmz. >> we all make mistakes. you know? i made a real bad one. >> reporter: last year, king
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spoke about the challenges of staying married. >> eight marriages to seven different women. and i've never been able to explain why. if i met someone i kind of liked, i got married. >> reporter: but things seemed to be strong with southwick. married 13 years. and two sons together. >> there's nothing like fatherhood. >> reporter: those kids are the focus of the divorce drama. >> it's a heartbreaking situation. and it would be embarrassed and humiliated in front of all their friends. >> reporter: larry king's attorney released a statement, saying, king's main concern is the best interest of the children. for now, southwick is staying silent. for "good morning america," andrea canning, abc news, new york. and joining me now is mark vincent kaplan, a washington-based divorce attorney. good morning, sir. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm doing well. >> so, larry king and shawn southwick seemed to race to divorce court. what's the advantage of getting there first?
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>> you can't read too much into that. sometimes it's a lawyer's decision, because the petitioner has a procedural advantage if you're the first to file. it could be that both parties wanted to make a punctuation mark that they were definitively over with the marriage. or it could be coincidental. but i think in this case, think both wanted to make sure they were very clear they were not continuing in the marriage. and they were not equivocal about what they were going to do. >> i think a lot of us were surprised that there's no prenup here. does that guarantee a knockdown/dragout, in court? >> in some ways, it could make it easier. it might make it more costly for mr. king. it doesn't mean it's going to be a knockdown/dragout in court. it limits the issues a little bit. now, the law will determine what the rights of the parties are, with respect to accumulation of property. and there won't be a debate about whether or not the agreement was valid. whether it was the product of
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undue influence. i think in some ways, it will make it easier. perhaps somewhat more costly for mr. king. >> and what are shawn's rights after a 13-year marriage in california? half of everything? >> it doesn't matter how long you're married, as far as whether or not you get half of everything. prosecute acquired, accumulated during marriage, is presumptively going to be community property. the length of the marriage is relevant. if you have a long marriage in california, defined as ten years or greater, it gives you a longer period to receive permanent support. this is a long marriage. and the permanent support period, we're talking about spousal support, will be greater because of that duration. >> how about the number of marriages? does the fact that larry's been married seven times count against him in court? >> it does not. california's a no-fault state. you don't need grounds for that. the fact that someone might be recuringly optimistic, doesn't
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make it any less likely that they'll have custody right or property rights. >> that's a great way of putting it. on the subject of custody. shawn southwick wants full custody of the children. larry king is petitioning for joint custody. explain that. >> there's legal custody, which has to do with the right of major decisions. in california, the courts favor a joint, legal custody arrangement. there's physical custody. where the children will be with whom. i think i'm told they were together at a function involving the kids yesterday. that's a good sign. in some way, they were demonstrating that whatever other stories might be out there, they are able to work together when it comes to recognizing and promoting the best interests of the other children. i think the courts will make an order, that attempts to approximate the defactor the way time has been existing, as it were, for the last couple of years. i think we don't see a protracted custody battle.
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i think there's nothing more that would be worse for the kids than to have a protracted custody battle, with someone fighting over a percentage of time. no one is going to be asking for or receiving primary, or the majority of custodial time. i think we'll have some kind of a joint custodial arrangement. >> mark kaplan, thanks for sorting that out. >> thank you. it's time for the weather. jeff smith of wabc tv, in for sam champion. >> i mentioned 82 in washington. that's just for today. if you're heading down to washington, you may need more than shorts and a t-shirt. we're going to head out to pittsburgh. i didn't want to mislead you. going to pittsburgh. this might be one of our trouble spots by later on today into this evening. and already, the clouds are looking a little convective. we could be talking about hail and strong winds. localized heavy rain. this storm moves through.
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look what happens over the weekend. you get snow in parts of northern new england. washington, 82 today. 64 saturday. and, george, 59, your high by sunday. boston's in the 40s today. and only warming up to about 46 by sunday. and detroit, you're cooling down into the 50s by the weekend. the other big trouble spot, we talked about the last half hour, the rainfall in texas. some of our computer models showing two inches of rain in lubbock and austin. a better bet in the western part this weather report has been brought to you by coffee mate. george, back over to you. >> there, i thought we were going to invite you back. next, ever wonder why the
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and we're back at 7:42. two, new warnings about online ads that seem to know a little too much about you. like, where you live, or how old you are. they could be good guesses, right? but you know there's much more to it than that. are you being profiled on the internet? the to answer that question, becky worley is joining us live, via skype, from her home in oakland. this is a multibillion-dollar business. >> that's right, robin. it's called web profiling. everything you do can be used
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toing ato aggrigate a picture of you. your searches, not only the big search sites. but on twitter, your searches result in targeted ad fees. on facebook, you provide a trevor trove to marketers. in ebay and in e-mail, they read your e-mail and serve you ads accordingly. and then your online purchases. that lets marketers know who you are and what you buy. all this is to get a clearer pick our of who you are. >> this has been going on for some time now. what's the concern now? >> what's the concern is real-time ad auctions. if i'm surfing on a site, information from where i am and what i'm doing right now can be sold to another marketer.
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i'm at web m.d., surfing for pregnancy information. and then i go to another site about computer hard drives. and i want to show the boss about what we want to buy. and suddenly, there's ads being thrown at me on the computer site about diapers. that's creepy. >> it's a little unsettling. there's not much regulation at all out there on the internet. and concern, it's become the wild, wild west of sorts? >> that's exactly right. three groups have petitioned the ftc, asking them to put some oversight and regulation on these practices. the big concern is the combination of offline data, and buying purchases, and buying history, is being mined with our online data profile. and the fear is that it will do something walled web lining. it's like the red lining practice, where a circle is drawn around where marketers and companies don't want to sell.
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they know where you are. and they can decide what offers to send to you. that's the fear, robin. >> so, what do they want done? >> they want people to opt into this, instead of figuring out how to opt out. they want full disclosure to the companies. they want them to address this web lining issue. and they want compensation for customers who provide them data. >> compensation. that will get folks' attention. in the meantime, give us tips for protecting ourselves. >> people say delete cookies. but after a session on the internet, it's difficult. you have to accept that your privacy is up for grabs. if you want to get really aggressive, you can use something like a web proxy. this is paid software that prevents your identity from being put on the web. otherwise, you can confuse your profile, by doing things like searching from your mobile phone. don't search your name, where
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your main computer is. and don't search with the same website where you get your free e-mail. those are ideas to confuse your profile, robin. >> that really does help, becky. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> you can find more tips on how to protect your privacy online on our website, still ahead, the father fighting for his baby, given up for adoption without his knowledge. where does baby emma belong? we'll talk about that in our next hour. pollen. when i really liked to be outside, i did not like suffering
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all you attentive viewers probably know something in the last couple of days since the volcano broke. none of us say the name of the volcano. that is because we can't. we'll put it up on the screen. there's a word that strikes fear into the hearts and minds of broadcasters everywhere. we can't pronounce it. but we brought in an expert to help us learn. she's a filmmaker and translator here in new york. she's joining us by phone. let's start out, please. please, pronounce that volcano. >> yeah. it's a little complicated for the untrained eye. but the pronunciation is eyjafjallajokull.
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>> want to try, robin? >> that's all right. you are 1 of only 2,365 people, who speak icelandic. are you getting calls there? >> i have been getting e-mails and concerns from my family over in iceland. i've been living in new york for over 20 years. yeah. i have been getting phone calls. yeah. >> i like that it's basically like speaking viking because it's held on to more of the old norse than any of the scandinavian language. is that right? >> that's true. because of how the island is. you know? geographically placed, there was no influence from other european countries or languages. so, we just kept to our guns. we still speak viking. >> we're just about out of time. can you give us help here? give us one more phrase in icelandic. we'll be right back.
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good morning at 7:56. we start off with cloudy skies here. we're looking at sparrows point high school at 58 degrees, a very warm start. you'll notice a little breezy by the water. overall, it's upper 50s, low 60s this morning. a little band of clouds and sprinkles tried to develop in pa. essentially, we're going to build back that warm wind for it today. the frontal boundary is off the ed of the of the screen and we'll charge strong storms into the mountains to our west this afternoon and should reach us by this evening. overall, we push into the summer-like day and the sun will come out over the next
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couple of hours. the breeze picks up over 20 miles per hour and clouds make a return. late afternoon showers, better chance this evening and overnight. we slip back to 53. 53 is still above normal and we only get to 62. here's troy now with traffic. >> thank you, justin. we brought you breaking news earlier this morning. the pennington avenue draw bridge is a situation you are working on. we're still working on that area. fire, police, hazmat and the coast guard are on the scene of a tanker truck dangling from the pennington avenue draw bridge having police diverting traffic onto ordinance road. you can use the curtis creek draw bridge as ultimate routes. as we take a look at the mdot cameras, 695 to harford road is backed up and also heavy traffic on the outer loop of 695 in randallstown. and in arbutus, the inner loop
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ yes. the weekend is on the horizon. >> almost here. it's so close. >> tgif. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. and i'm heading home to see ali and the girls this weekend. >> you have the gifts? >> that's one of the stories that hit home to me. it's the story of a father. heartbreaking adoption story that set up a custody battle in two difference states. you're going to meet the man who has never met his daughter, baby emma. this is a "gma" exclusive. it's got a whole bunch of legal issues. it just hits you. >> it really was. that's coming up. also coming up, on the other
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end of the spectrum. an unforgettable 4-year-old. you know when you meet somebody and they just stay with you? he is so charming. he's an inspiration to so many. he finds strength and inspires others. and how we made this little lakers' fan and hoop dreams come true. we surprise him. coming up. sara moulton in our next hour, has fast, flavorible and favorable recipes coming up. first, juju chang has the morning's news. >> good morning, george and robin. my mouth is watering. we begin with the massive no-fly zone, stranding hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. the cloud of volcanic ash triggering the biggest flight disruption since 9/11, is spreading across 900 miles and growing. britain has shut down its airspace until at least tomorrow
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morning. the ripple effect is cancelling planes at jfk and other airports. meanwhile, the volcano is still rumbling. good morning, neal. i can't believe you flew into the base of the volcano. >> reporter: juju, it's hard to believe we got in. but there was an opening to the best of iceland. that's how we got in. we're near the base right here. officials told us within the last 30 minutes, they detected activity within the crater of the volcano. what's critical about that is, the activity melts a lot of the ice on the glacier. you see the river overflowing. there's huge chunks of ice over here. they say it takes one to two hours before these floes of ice and water, to move down. there could be more flooding. you see how swiftly the water is moving over here. and to give you a sense of the ash we're talking about, that's affecting air traffic throughout
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europe, it is falling in this area. you can't see where i am right now. but actually, to the east, far over there, that is where the wind is taking the ash from this volcano, and covering up much of the european airspace right now. authorities, volcanologists are monitoring the crater. we'll keep tabs on it. >> neal karlinsky, thanks for that. back in this country, president obama has ordered all hospitals who receive medicare and medicaid funding to grant visitation rights to same-sex partners. the new rules will also make it easier for partners to make decisions. evidence of how quickly the banking industry is recovering. this morning, bank of america said it made $2.8 billion in the first three months of this year, beating expectations. finally, even michelangelo can go unnoticed. 40 years ago, the metropolitan museum bought one.
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they thought it was made by a friend of his. but upon further review, one of the scholars thinking it may be a michelangelo. that would make it worth $300 million. time for weather and jeff smith. >> good morning, juju. we have a special treat this morning. we have the high school choir from mona shores high school, n muskeegee, michigan. we're going to go with the weather as they sing in the background. on the west coast, 71 in los angeles. lots of sunshine. watching heavy rain in parts of texas. four to five inches of rain in parts. severe storms from columbus, ohio, to pittsburgh, and state college, pennsylvania. 42 in boston. but 82 in washington, d.c. a huge temperatu
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happy 30th birthday, sam. no wonder why sam champion's -- oh, it's your birthday. happy birthday sam, from georgia. robin, back to you. >> he's in south florida, right now. jeff, thanks. now, the heartbreaking custody case we first saw in "the washington post." it began with a teenage girl became pregnant. and her long-time boyfriend wanted to raise the baby with her. but the young mom gave the baby up for adoption instead, without telling the dad. he is now waging a battle in two states for a little girl he
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loves but has never seen. >> it's the worst experience that i've ever been through in my life. >> reporter: john wyatt is a man on a mission. a mission to find his year-old daughter, emma, who has been adopted by another family, in another state, without his consent. when john's girlfriend unexpectedly became pregnant at 19, her parents wanted an adoption. but john had different ideas. >> it was always clear in my mind that i wanted to raise my child. >> reporter: the night before the birth, john told colleen he wanted to be in the delivery room. but the next day, he couldn't reach her. panicked, john checked the local hospital. but was told she wasn't there. in fact, she had given birth to baby emma. but instructed the hospital not to list her as a patient. after days of searching for answers, john received devastating news. colleen had given the baby up for adoption to a family in utah. a state known as siding with mothers in out of wedlock cases. >> the utah adoption statutes are especially harsh, with
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respect to biological fathers who wish to assert rights in an adoption proceeding. >> reporter: there are at least ten recent cases where babies were taken to utah, without a father's consent. that is where emma is now. even though john has been awarded custody in her home state of virginia, setting up a legal dispute that has yet to be resolved. john wyatt, and his attorney, stanton phillips, join us live from washington. gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us. john, you have never held your little baby. you've only seen pictures of her. is that right? >> that's correct. i have only seen pictures of her. never seen her before. >> colleen, the mother, was 19 when she became pregnant. you were 20 at the time. you're now 21. tell us your relationship during the pregnancy. and did you ever talk about raising the baby together? >> i mean, i talked about raising the baby every time i saw her. to me, there was never really an
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option. i always wanted to raise my daughter. i never knew it was a daughter. but i knew i wanted to raise my child. i'd do anything to be there for my child. i know what it's like to grow up without a father. that's why it's so important for me to be there for my children. >> i know you said you were 10 years old when you lost your father. you're very clear that you wanted to raise the child. what about colleen? what was she telling you during her pregnancy? >> well, at first, you know, she considered all the options. and she -- every time we talked together, it was clear that we were going to make a decision together. it was never, you know, i'm 100% going to do adoption. this is what's going to happen. you should, you know, get your legal stuff ready because i'm going to try to put her up for adoption. >> when did you exactly learn about the adoption? run us through that again, how that came about. >> i got a text message on the 5th of february from her, saying that she was looking into about
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proceeding with a utah adoption. and i called her back and told her if i had anything to do with that, i would not let that happen because i love my child more than anything in the world. and i want nothing more than to raise her and be her father. >> and she told you she was going to contact you when she went into labor. but she didn't. and you knew something wasn't quite right. and you went to the hospital. and what did they tell you when you got to the hospital? >> i got to the hospital. i already knew that both colleen and my daughter were there because i had -- my mom called down and my sister called separately. two, different times. and they confirmed that there was both of those people there. when i went down there, they lied straight to my face and told me there was nobody there by that name. i proceeded to go down to the nursery. they wouldn't let me in there. they told me if i didn't leave, they were going to call the police and security on me. >> i know colleen has changed her mind now. and stands by the fact that you want the child.
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and has regrets. that's how her attorney puts it, regrets. but full disclosure here. and you've been very open about this. you spent 60 days in jail for disorderly conduct and marijuana possession when you were 18 years old. are you prepared now? you said you learned from that experience. have you learned and you prepared to take care of your daughter? >> yes. everyone makes mistakes. and the important thing is, because you're going to make mistakes. the important thing is to learn from your mistakes and grow from them, so you don't repeat the same mistakes. and you grow as a person. that's i feel i have done. >> mr. phillips, from a legal standpoint, virginia is where the baby was born. that's where john lives. and a virginia judge has awarded john custody. but a utah judge is not recognizing that, saying your client did not file papers in time. what's standing up legally? what's up next? >> utah has set an impossible situation for a birth father to
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be able to come forward. john has never been to utah. colleen has never been to utah. and yet, we're being told that utah law overrides virginia. under utah law, the birth father is required to have filed in virginia, prior to the mother signing her papers, which can occur 24 hours after birth. and the utah court has ignored a federal law called the parental kidnapping prevention act, or pkpa, which requires virginia to make the determination of custody in this case. >> wow. hopefully something can be resolved some time soon. we did hear from the adoptive parents. and they said they're sad mr. wyatt has chosen to fight this case in the media, rather than in the courts where it belongs. as of all cases, there's two sides of the story.
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we appreciate you telling us your side of it, john. we wish you the best going forward. >> thank you. if i could say one thing. i would like to thank all of the people who have been showing me support through the past -- since it was in the paper. people have really been helping us out. you know, giving us a lot of support. i want to thank everyone for that. >> all right. thank you, john. next, meet the little laker fan, as he gets the surprise of his life. ladies, raise your spoons. now there's nothing left standing between you and a satisfying breakfast. introducing special k low-fat granola. with 50% less fat than the leading granola... and 5 grams of fiber per serving, it's a satisfying way to help you manage your weight. special k low-fat granola -- a taste of freedom.
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so, a prosthetic leg to help me run and do stuff. >> reporter: he was born with a rare condition that caused his left arm and leg to not be formed properly. >> it was a limb issue. when the chromosomes divided, one side, his left side, got misinformation. so, it didn't form like the right side. >> reporter: there was also something else special about ezra. how happy a baby he was. engaged in everything. a sure sign of what was to come. when he was 3, he had surgery to remove the leg that wasn't growing properly. and now, he uses a prosthetic leg. >> that day he walked into our doors, he changed our lives. he changed our lives. there's just something about him. he comes in here, he lights this place up. >> reporter: so, do you think there's anything you can't do? >> i can't skip very well. but i can skip a different way. >> reporter: that's all that
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matters, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: but being different isn't always easy. >> sometimes he has those days where, i don't want to be different. he would sob to me and say, you know, can you tell god to give me another leg, like other kids? he has those moments. >> reporter: but something surprising has lifted ezra. listen carefully to that happy sound of basketball. >> every spare minute he has, it's dedicated to basketball. it's fascinating. >> he lives, breathes basketball. >> i play over and over again. until it's dinner time. >> reporter: he plays inside. outside. alone. at school. with strangers. and even a few minutes with me. no. i give up. and if you haven't noticed, his favorite team is the l.a.
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lakers. >> he doesn't watch cartoons. all he does is, we watch laker games over and over again. >> reporter: and his favorite player, pau gasol. >> his obsession is pau gasol. >> he's just a good player. >> he's drawn to pau gasol. >> he's a very good blocker. shooter. rebounder. >> has this incredible love affair with pau gasol. >> reporter: and listen to this. >> he recently got a hair cut because pau gasol got a hair cut. he would make up in the morning and grab my eye liner. and ask me to give him a beard like pau gasol. >> reporter: ezra has never met pau. we thought we'd make a dream come true. before a recent game, backstage at the staples center, a little surprise. and a very big man walked through the door, pau gasol. >> hi.
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>> hi, pau gasol. >> how are you doing? >> good. >> so good to meet you. hi. >> reporter: there, two giants stood before each other, in a room full of joy. >> who do we love? >> pau. >> we love pau. >> to be able to share a couple minutes with a kid full of joy, full of happiness, in his situation, it just makes you feel incredibly blessed. >> i just want to cry. i'm so excited. this is very special. you know? my son's been dreaming of this moment. >> i was, like, oh, my god. it was so exciting. it was surprising. >> when he does hit those low points, i just will remind him of the special days when someone like pau gasol went out of his way to meet this extraordinary boy. >> reporter: it was a big day for everyone. but every day, ezra is making an impression to all around him.
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perhaps teaching us that being different is okay. >> virtually, every person he comes across, he teaches them about acceptance and appreciation of a diverse world. >> reporter: what a wonderful, little guy. little big man, as we say in basketball terms. incredible guy. and what a basketball player. completely took me to school. very humbling. they're already talking about the special olympics for little ezra. and with his determination, there's no doubt his dreams will come true. we had to thank the folks at hanger prosthetics who designed his leg and brought us the story. >> that's incredible. what a lovely -- >> reporter: i'll do everything in my power to come out of the piece. >> we're doing the same thing. we don't hold it in too much. a beautiful story. thanks a lot for bringing it to us. >> all right. >> you can find out more about team ezra on our website,
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hi, good morning. 8:25. we're still dealing with clouds around the region that are starting to break up. 58 in baltimore, 59 in easton. where the sun is already out, they cracked the 60 degree mark. hagerstown, winchester and back towards oakland and western maryland. we will get the sun to make a return, just a band of clouds passed through that should be gone in the next hour or two. the showers already beginning to break out ahead of the frontal boundary. our forecast model indicating that there could be an afternoon shower that pops up but a better chance as we head towards this evening. there's the frontal boundary active through 6:00 and close to midnight. it should try to make a pass-
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through, through baltimore with the chance of gusty winds. we're left with a variable cloudy sky. we'll probably have mostly cloudy skies at times on saturday afternoon and sunday morning as the cold air ushers back in. today we get the summer preview of 81 as strong winds pick up during the afternoon gusting over 20 miles per hour and showers likely this evening overnight settling back up to 53. partly to mostly clear now. still dealing with the pennington avenue draw bridge. there are crews on the scene working to remove the chemical spill still dealing with the area. the draw bridge is closed diverting traffic with the ritchie highway as an alternate route. as we take a look at other situations we're dealing with, we have a disabled vehicle on
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the jfx on the right shoulder that has traffic heavy from the pa paps coe river bridge, there is an accident blocking the right lane. traffic is backed up to 83 and also heavy traffic on the outer loop of the beltway. as we look at the drive times, 95 northbound and 29 southbound to route 70 to 13 minutes and 695 the outer loop 70 to 95, a nine-minute ride. stay close. the news is next on abc 2.
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good friday morning, i'm megan pringle. abc 2 news was first on the scene when a utility truck slammed into a tanker truck and forced it off the bridge. this is in south baltimore where this happened at good 5:00 this morning on the pennington avenue bridge. the tanker separated from the trail wears not carrying fuel. both drivers are okay. authorities say that the utility truck driver crossed the center line hitting the tractor-trailer and foed it to dangle on the bridge. police right now are investigating the death of an 82-year-old woman named magda share found dead in her home yesterday. police say when they got to the home, they found the house burning. she was found slumped over in a chair in the master bedroom. police arrested her 82-year-old husband, but medics cook gent her to the hospital.
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threatt say he murdered his wife then set the house on fire. today is the deadline to get your census. baltimoreians had a chance to have fun while completing the forms. tom joyner was in town encouraging you to fill out those forms. we'll see new a half hour for "good morning, maryland" at 9:00.
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♪ you hear that music? >> i know. that makes me -- >> "charlie's angels." >> everybody sighed. >> it was a simpler time. women crime fighters proved they could always get their man. jaclyn smith and cheryl ladd will reunite right here, behind the scenes of that great '70s show. we're going to go behind the scenes with "charlie's angels." >> you have to do it. >> that's right. we're george's angels. >> exactly. >> i like that. it's friday morning here with george and juju. jeff smith good enough to join us. sam's getting a jump to the weekend. >> we're going to go behind the
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scenes of "charlie's angels." we'll also go behind the scenes of "wilson's fences." last time on broadway, it was 20 years ago. denzel washington hasn't been on broadway for years. sara moulton is here to give us better ideas for family dinners. it will be hot dogs. >> compliments. >> tons of compliments. first, a question. how far would we all go to help someone who needs a little help? how about 2,500 miles on foot? 50 miles a day, for 62 days? that's what ultramarathoner lisa smith banshon is going to do. she's with sister lloyd. lisa will run 50 miles in each of the 50 states for 62 days. it's for a good cause.
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now, i'm going to act like sam champion. going to run over to you. good to see you both. how do you prepare for something like that? >> get in shape as you go. >> uh-huh. >> start out in shape. but get in great shape at the end. >> this is a wonderful reason why you're doing this. >> it is. children all over the world need help. orphans everywhere. 67,000 of them right here in america. >> i'm sorry. i wasn't looking at the monitors. sister, is that you? >> yes. >> do you have to run in the habit. >> yes. >> tell us about that. isn't that awesome? isn't it great to see that? tell us about the children you'll be helping. >> we're helping aids orphans. every three seconds, a child under 5 dies from hunger. and we have 77,000 orphans in the diocese in ethiopia where our sisters are. 77,000, whose mothers and fathers have died from aids. we want to help them. >> long-time friends, the two of you. so, you're going to be giving her the support. are you going to be running along, a little bit?
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>> no. i'll just keep her up. >> but you've done ultramarathons before. but nothing like this. >> no. this will be the furthest. >> and for a wonderful -- just zoom in on this. we love seeing you, sister mary beth. thank you both. it starts on monday. 62 days. [ cheers ] you'll have to come back and let us know all about it. thank you both for much. time for the weather again. wabc's jeff smith in for sam champion. >> i'm mad. we should have taken a cue from these people right here. wear your pajamas to work day. they're raising money for orphanages nationwide. happy birthday, from massachusetts. lauren and kelly, both turning 18? >> yes. >> how are your red sox doing? >> uh -- >> in the massachusetts area, temperatures in the 40s during the day today. it's not going to change too much over the weekend. it will stay cool in the
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northwest corner of the country. out west, decent from san fran. the flooding rain continues in the central part of the country. down in the southeast, you have a few showers and thunderstorms. again, temperatures well below normal over new england. we check out the highs really quick during the day saturday. they range from 50s and 60s in this weather report has been brought to you by subway. george, back up to you. >> thank you, jeff. two of the biggest stars this season on the great white way. denzel washington, and viola davis are teaming up to star in on broadway, in the pulitzer
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prize-winning play, "fences." they talked to us about the hottest ticket in on the. >> for once, why don't you admit that? >> too old? i just wasn't the right color. >> reporter: in "fences," denzel washington plays troy, a former slugger in his youth. now, at 53, he collects garbage. >> you just come on to work. >> they aren't never have been time to work. >> reporter: let's talk about august wilson a little bit. what drew you to him in this play, specifically? >> the fact that he has created characters in the same vain as authur miller. the everyday, tragic hero. >> reporter: is it familiar to you? >> the story is universal. i remember my father talking to me about getting a trade. you can work at the water department, and maybe make $25,000 one day, if you stick
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with it. >> and that's making it. >> that's making it. because that's as far as he could see. that's as far as troy and rose could see. >> reporter: the original 1987 "fences" production, starred james earl jones. and won a tony for best play, and pulitzer for best drama. 20 years later, with co-star viola davis, as his wife, rose, washington will try to re-create that magic. >> go out. make my way. find my strength to get me through to the next rung. that's all i got, rose. >> reporter: is it a different play this many years late center. >> the actors make it a different play. the audience makes it a different play. you know? that's -- that's the beauty of it. >> reporter: how about troy? could he imagine a black president? >> could i imagine a black president? i couldn't. could you? >> oh, absolutely. i think troy's a progressive man. i mean, i think that's why i
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married him. i think he has vision. i'm going to say that. that's what i'm going to say. >> troy would have said -- barack obama, he ain't nobody. ain't nothing to it. that's what he's always saying. this guy throws everybody under the bus. jackie robinson. jackie robinson wasn't nobody. that's the universal theme. what is it like to be a big shot at a young age and never get to the next level. could have been a contender. yeah. you got right there. but you never got any farther. and now, you're a garbage man. >> reporter: troy, maybe, but not denzel. but returning to broadway always comes with some anxiety. >> that last five minutes before we go on the first preview, if you don't have that, what the hell am i doing here? see? i said hell. that's because my character says it all the time. if you don't have that, they say it's time to quit.
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>> reporter: you all have worked together before. you directed antwone fisher. how was it? >> great. >> i didn't have to direct. she came in ready. i would do things like -- okay. >> reporter: when people walk out of the theater at the end of this performance, what do you want them to walk away with? >> it depends on what they bring to it. >> you have to come in, not like this, closed. but ready, and open. and open to the experience. and i think august wilson gives it, in every single play, he gives some kind of experience. >> and master that he is, he starts you off with, as kenny calls it, like television. they don't have television. so, we're the -- and troy's the star of the tv show. he's the -- and everybody knows on friday, we get a little pint. and we sit around. and troy's going to tell the story. and she's heard the story before. and i do this whole story. and i say, rose will tell you.
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she says, he's lying. there's music to it. rhythm to it. and i'll say, i'm not lying. i just keep on going. but what he does, is he lets the audience relax. and he gets you in. and then, here he comes. and things start changing. right? >> yeah. >> reporter: i cannot wait for it. >> thank you. >> what a team. "fences" starring denzel washington and viola davis is on broadway through july 11th. you can get information on abcnew [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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time for some trash talk now with an unlikely expert. meet the woman who says americans are so obsessed with stuff, that we're trashing our planet without making ourselves all that happy. she made it her mission to show people what happens when we have too many things. and how we can change. >> do you have one of these? i get a little obsessed with mine. in fact, i get a little obsessed with all my stuff. >> reporter: in 2007, annie leonard made this 20-minute video, "the story of stuff."
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it's become an internet sensation, viewed over 20 million times. >> you know what the two major things we do with the leisure time we have? watch tv and shop. we go to work, maybe two jobs. we come home. we're exhausted. we plop on our own couch. and the commercials tell us, you suck. you have to go to the mall to feel better. you have to work more to buy the stuff. and you go to the mall again. we're on this crazy work, watch, spend treadmill. and we could just stop. >> annie leonard spent ten years traveling the world, looking at our entire supply chain the factories where our things are made, to the dumps where it ends up in. the author of "stuff," joins me now. that's some video. define stuff. >> stuff is all of the stuff in our lives. our ipods, our cell phones, our clothes, our cars, our tvs. all the stuff we pay for. the stuff we take care of on the
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weekends. the stuff that burdens us in our life. >> but so much of it feels like a necessity. >> there is some stuff that is a necessity. and for a lot of people in the world, more stuff actually would make life better. it's important for us to remember that. but for us in the united states, most of us are stuff-saturated. how often when you get a gift is the first thought you have is, where am i going to put this? our houses are full. we used to own our stuff. now, our stuff owns us. we've forgotten how to tell when we have enough. >> and you said the problem with all this stuff is toxic. define toxic. >> we use too much stuff. and we use too toxic stuff. all of our consumer goods, our electronics, our sunscreen, all this stuff has toxic chemicals. chemicals that cause neurologic problems. and a whole variety of health problems. those toxics, because they're in our stuff, are building up in our own bodies. >> what can any of us do about
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that? >> there's so much we can do. that's one of the thing is love about this. if this problem was intractable, i'd be depressed. but there's solutions on every front. before we buy something, we can stop and think, do i really need this? is there a less toxic alternative available? can i borrow it from a friend? as a society, we can do more. we can say enough toxic chemicals in our products? what are chemicals doing in children's shampoo? we need to get the toxics out of our consumer products. >> you brought up shampoo. how do i know the less toxic? >> there's great online databases. the one i recommend is called skin deep. if you google skin deep, there's a database with tens of thousands of products. we can't solve this problem going individual by individual. what we really need to do is
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join together with a campaign. in this case, i'd recommend the campaign for safe cosmetics. get together to change the law. the onus is not on parents to screen every children's shampoo. but get the government to take the toxics out of our products. >> we have a few seconds left. you have a 10-year-old caughter. i have two daughters. how do you answer the question, daddy, i need that? >> we can think about need. can you borrow one from a friend? if there's two things you want, can a friend each get one and you take time sharing it. >> the book is "the story of stuff." the video is fascinating. you can learn more about annie's obsession with stuff on our webs
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and now, it is time to reinvent the family dinner. after a while, you start using the same recipes over and over
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and over again. who has time to come up with something new? well, fortunately, you don't have to because sara moulton has already done the work for you. she joins us now with a few recipes from her new book "sara moulton's everyday, family dinners." everybody, give it up for sara moulton. [ cheers and applause ] a wonderful book. and kind of funny, too. >> we have little stories. it's my life. i'm a working woman. i have two kids. and i have to make dinner every night. and i think dinner is really, really important. i try to make it easy. 200 hushg00 recipes in here. i try to rethink dinner. i have a chapter on breakfast for dinner, soup for supper. i have many other vegetarian recipes. the chapter on grains. and their entries on it. >> sometimes i have a sandwich. and you want a little more. >> like fried catfish blt is in
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there.u want a little more. >> oh. >> it's not really fried. it's a ee's sauteed. >> what's this? >> it's in the five ingredient chapter. it's salmon. with a cracker topping. there's 16 crackers and they're only 110 calories. in the afternoon, we're ready to kill each other. so, we reach for these. one day, the husband said, these are really good. these are wasabi rice crackers. he said, these are so good. wasabi, asian, fish. about the tenth one is always really hot. i'm having you crush them. we have a ziploc with a roller. and the topping, five ingredients or less. this is the hardest thing i've ever done because i don't know how to use so few ingredients. but this is hot muster. this is coleman's mustard. and a little sour cream to tame
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the heat. you're going to bring the crackers down. try to use wild salmon. >> why? >> it's better for the environment. >> good answer. >> i like to line my pan with foil. use the recyclable foil. i do it so it doesn't make such a mess opinion that's the other thing about cooking dinner. i try to use few pans. we're going to put our glue on. >> i love how you say that. >> it is the glue. you can use yogurt if you don't want to use sour cream. >> greek yogurt, you talk about. >> i do. i'm sorry george had to leave early to see his kids. we made a dish for him here, from my book, which is speedy mussaka. you put the oven on. >> you can -- >> that's a great thing. they have a little crunchyness and favor.
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>> you didn't get the hot wasabi. >> what's the dish for george again? >> this is speedy moussaka. moussaka, takes a lot of time. instead of steaming the eggplant, i roasted the eggplant. and the sauce is yogurt, ricotta and feta. and the greek yogurt is so thick. >> you're usually thinking no fat, no flavor. >> not for that. for some reason. and there's wine and spices. it's really delicious. last but not least, this is the three-ingredient apple crisp. i don't like to eat straight up by baked. golden delicious apples. apricot jam. and granola. >> thank you. it looks delicious. >> i'm -- >> we're having jeff -- he almost gave them the vegetables. >> you have to watch him. be careful. i'm on book tour with the book. i'll be all around the country. people can check on my website
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to find out where i'm going to be. >> i can't wait to check it out. >> i'm going to anchorage. >> are you really? >> yes. i've never been to alaska. >> this is great, by the way. >> these fabulous recipes. and send sara all your cooking questions on our website, what's the name of the book ♪ let's take a look at the stats. mini has more than double the fiber and whole grain... making him a great contender in this bout... against mid-morning hunger. honey nut cheerios is coming in a little short.
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you look at sara's book. i love this pulled chicken barbecue sandwich. thank you again, sara. jeff, thanks for being here for sam. and george had to get away a little early. he's getting home to be with the girls. his flight was canceled. he had to catch an earlier flight. we have to say thanks to our dear colleague, chuck lustig. he's leaving us after 30 years on the foreign desk. good luck, chuck. e good morning. it's 8:56. we have ourselves an interesting morning. the sun's coming back out to
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the country school and we are already pushing 67 already above the normal high temperature. it's not even 9:00 in the morning. the clouds are still lingering on the east now. we have 65 right now in glen burnie and anne arundel community college. the winds will be picking up today. although we've had clouds and the mornings sprinkle off towards our east. there will be showers and storms that fire up ahead of a cold front into the mountains. for today, the sun comes back out. the breeze picks up, and we're back to 81 degrees as our two degree guarantee. there could be an afternoon shower. overnight could be a couple of rumbles of thunder. back down to 53 degrees. a much cooler air mass sits in for the weekend. temperatures will hit 62 tomorrow. even cooler weather on sunday. we'll check out that detail on "good morning, maryland" at 9:00. right now, a final check of the roads with troy. >> thank you, justin.
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roads are doing good on the topside of the beltway as we'll see in a moment. the final look at traffic at 695 and harford road, flowing freely on both directions of the beltway. we have an earlier accident 895 southbound has now been cleared away. that had southbound lanes blocked as we look at the maps real quick. also, we have another incident of when we dealt with earlier this morning. the tow truck is on the scene this morning from the accident earlier this morning, the pennington avenue draw bridge. expect closures around the area. here are the final drive times.
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